PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali urged the party to be the “Rock of Gibraltar” of Pakatan Harapan (PH) for its stability and durability. He spoke to PKR members during the launch of the party’s Women and Youth Wing Congress at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) here on December 5, 2019. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

By Afix Redzuan

AYER KEROH, Dec 6 — PKR has to be the “Rock of Gibraltar” of Pakatan Harapan (PH) to ensure its stability and durability remains when facing the challenges to bring forth the national reform while maintaining the close cooperation with the other component parties.

Its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the people want to see unity and the effectiveness of decisions executed at all levels within the party while celebrating the diversity of opinions and healthy discourse.

“In this regard, Keadilan must be the forefront of the driving force to fulfil this. We must be optimistic. We must be unbeatable.

“We must be open to listen to what the rakyat is saying and to always be vigilant.

“Keadilan has to remain as the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ for Pakatan Harapan for its stability and durability. While working closely with all our allies (PH), we will continue to strive for progress and reform the nation,” said Azmin during the launch of the party’s Women and Youth Wing Congress at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) here yesterday.

Also present were PKR women chief Haniza Talha and her deputy Dr Daroyah Alwi, its youth chief Akmal Nasir and his deputy Muhammad Hilman Idham, and the party’s vice presidents Tian Chua and Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The event was also attended by Selangor PKR Leadership Council chairman Amirudin Shari and Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari and PH youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

Mohamed Azmin had also stressed that the difference in opinions has to be addressed and tackled with the spirit of unity and mutual respect in mind.

He said this include’s PKR’s preparations in facing the 7.8 million new voters in the next general election.

He had also urged for all parties to not be caught in racial and religious politics, which goes against the aspiration of the New Malaysia (Malaysia Baharu).

“The New Malaysia (Malaysia Baharu) should not be trapped in such racial and religious discourse but should be held by high principles and embracing diversity.

“We must work hand in hand to foster unity and strengthen the urban, rural, state and country’s economy to achieve shared prosperity,” he said.